Fun Friday Challenge #114 – Play Along!

It’s Friday! Are you ready for for the weekend? Ready to put in some crafting time?


Challenge #114 is going on right now and the theme is ‘School’s Out for Summer’. We are looking for school or summer related creations.

Challenge #114 School’s Out for Summer

Want to win a YNS gift certificate? Play along with the challenge by May 30, 2019 at midnight est. One random participant will win a $15.00 YNS Store gift certificate.  If you win and your creation for the challenge contains at least 1 YNS product then you win an extra $5.00.

We already have 1 winner to announce! Last week, when the challenge started we did a comment to win giveaway of a stamp set. The random winner is timman23 who left this comment on IG:

Please contact Karen via the contact us link at the bottom of the site to claim your prize.

Are you ready for more inspiration from the designers? Scroll on down and then get stamping!


YNS Supplies:
Just Keep Floating
Just Keep Floating Die Set
Wave Panel Die Set 
Slider/Spinner Die – Tiny 
School Days 6×6 Paper Pad
Black Olive Ink
Heart and Dot Gumdrops 
White Sugar and Sparkle Gumdrops 


YNS Supplies:
Fruity Fun Stamp Set
Cool Tag Banner Sentiment Stamp Set
Bold Alpha Die Set
Stitched Rectangle Die Set
Notebook Edge Die
Tiny Stitches Stitched Line Die


YNS Supplies:
Just Keep Floating
Stitched Scallop Rectangles dies

Ready to play along?

Here are all the details:

Be sure to join in the fun and share your own interactive creation!  Link up your project through Inlinkz below, up to 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #114 ends on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at midnight EST.
  • Only new creations please.
  • Limit of 3 entries per challenge, per person, each entry must be different.
  • Be sure to link back to our challenge in your blog post or gallery entry.
  • Entries not meeting the challenge guidelines will be removed.
  • All stamps are welcome, although we love to see YNS stamps and dies on your projects.
  • One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives an additional $5 gift certificate for a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.
  • The YNS Top Pick will receive the “YNS Top Pick” badge and their project will be featured on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.  To be considered for the Top Pick, YNS stamps/dies must be the focal point of your project.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Double the Fun From Kendra

Design team member Kendra Sand has been busy crafting away with the newly released Looking Sharp stamp set. She created 2 cards for you today. Double the cuteness, double the fun and double the inspiration!

YNS Supplies:
Looking Sharp
Looking Sharp Die Set
Summer Plaid 6×6 Paper Pad
Black Olive Ink
Grape Punch Glitter Gumdrops

Kendra’s second card even features a fun reveal made with the Peek a Boo Talk Bubble die set.

YNS Supplies:
Looking Sharp
Looking Sharp Die Set
Peek A Boo Talk Bubble Die Set
Geometrics 6×6 Paper Pad 
Black Olive Ink
Magical Pastel Sparkly Gumdrops

Happy Stamping!


May 2019 New Release Blog Hop Winner

We have another winner announcement today! This time, it is the winner of the May 2019 New Release Blog Hop.

Thank you to everyone who hopped along with us. We love sharing all the inspiration and we love hearing your feedback.

The random winning comment from the hop belongs to Kelsey Thomas, who left this comment on Milka’s stop on the hop:

Congrats Kelsey! Have fun shopping with your $25.00 YNS e-gift card. Please contact Karen via the contact us link at the bottom of the site to claim your prize.

Want more chances to win YNS goodies? Today is the last day to leave a comment on our Fun Friday Challenge #114 post. Leave a comment HERE to be entered in the drawing for a stamp set of your choice.

Happy Stamping!


Spring 2019 Coffee Blog Hop Candy Winner

A little candy in the morning can be a good thing…especially when it is blog candy. We are excited to ‘finally’ announce the blog candy winner from the Spring 2019 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

To be in the running for blog candy, all you had to do was let us know your favorite drink! Congratulations goes to Marisela Delgado who wrote:

Marisela, please contact Karen via the contact us link at the bottom of the site, to receive your  Coffee Cuties stamp and die set. This set can definitely work for tea too!

Happy Stamping!


A Fave from Samantha

May guest Samantha Olden  is taking over the YNS blog again. This time she is sharing one of her favorites with all of us. Get ready to be inspired. Scroll on down to find out her fave!

From Samantha:

I am sharing one of my favourite YNS items today: ‘The Wave Panel Die Set’.

It is such a versatile die. Not only is it great for making summery water scenes, in the winter time I’ve turned it into ski hills and winter scenes. Today I made not one, but two cards using both the frame and wave elements of the die.

So before die cutting the wave panel I started by using alcohol ink pearls sublime and tranquil with blending solution. I tilted the card around until I was happy with the outcome. In addition to die cutting the wave panel out of the alcohol ink pearl card, I also cut several more wave panels out of white card stock. These extra frames and wave pieces were used to build depth on both cards. 

For the first card I laid the alcohol pearl ink wave pieces on a A2 card base, slightly right justified and trimmed off the right side. Then I choose a few of the alcohol wave pieces and glued 3-4 layers of white card stock beneath to create different thickness waves for added interest. Finally, I used the wave panel frame as a guide to help nicely position and glue the waves to the card base and added the coloured images from ‘Sea Friends’ on top. The sentiment is from the same set, which I embossed vertically. 

On the second card I layered the alcohol ink pearl wave frame on top of acetate and then glued 4 more frames underneath to create separate wells for sequins. I stamped and masked the squid from ‘Totally Narly’ on the background card. Then blended distress inks cracked pistachio, salty ocean and chipped sapphire over the background and splattered on perfect pearls. I dropped the sequins into the wells, glued on the background, stamped sentiment on acetate and attached coloured seahorse to finish off the shaker card. See I told ya the wave panel die was versatile!

YNS Supplies: Wave Panel Die,  Sea Friends stamp set and Totally Narly stamp set

Happy Stamping!


A Sweet Blog Hop – To Bee or Not to Bee

Our May guest Milka asked if we wanted to join in the Bee Blog hop she was organizing and of course we said yes! The goal of the hop is to raise public awareness about the importance of bees.

19 prizes will be given away to 19 winners.
Giveaway is opened Worldwide (+18), except for minors.
For your chance to win, hop along blogs of the participating designers and sponsors listed in blog hop list and leave comment on each blog hop stop (22 stops). After commenting, return back to Milka’s blog and add your name to InLinkz, but prior you do, please read Blog Hop details, terms, giveaway rules and privacy policy which are shared in Milka’s blog post below InLinkz.
InLinkz closes on May 31st 2019, 11:59 PM CEST. Winners’ names will be announced on Milka’s blog on June 3rd 2019 during the day.
There will be couple additional giveaways along the hop. Details about additional prizes and giveaway rules can be found on blogs that offers additional prizes.

Bugaboo Stamps, $12 Gift Certificate to the Store
Clearly Besotted Stamps, £15 Gift Certificate to the Store
Create a Smile, 50€ Gift Certificate to the Store
Gerda Steiner Designs, $15 Gift Certificate to the Store
Hannah Rosengren Studio, Bumble & Honey Bee Patch
Honey Bee Stamps, $30 Gift Certificate to the Store
Jane’s Doodles, $50 Gift Certificate to the Store
Kitty Bee Designs, 1 Digital Image of winner’s choice
Lawn Fawn, $25 Gift Certificate to the Store
Mo’s Digital Pencil, $5 Store Credit
Newton’s Nook Designs, $25 Gift Certificate to the Store
Paper Smooches, ’Bee Mine’ Stamp Set and ‘Bees’ Dies
Power Poppy, $20 Gift Certificate to the Store
Pretty Pink Posh, $25 Gift Certificate to the Store
STAMPlorations, $20 Gift Certificate to the Store
Sue Hastead of Tanglemouse Cards, Pretty Pink Posh ‘Bee Friends’ stamp set
Uniko, Clear Stamp Set (in stock) of winner’s choice
Your Next Stamp, ‘Honey Bee’ stamp set

Milka is also giving away Jane’s Doodles ‘Daisies’ stamp set to one lucky winner.

We have a couple projects featuring the Honey Bee Stamp set  from Julie and Andrea. This set just happens to be one of the prizes you could win for hopping.

It’s time to get hopping!

Blog Hop List:

Milka Gubo

Alexandra Suta

Alice Huang

Amy Tsuruta

Donna Mikasa

Kathy Curry

Ksenija Rizova

Larissa Walgemoed

Neha Bhatt

Nonni Niskanen

Samantha Mann

Sonja Kerkhoffs

Tina Pavlovic

Valentina Bizjak

Gerda Steiner Designs (sponsor)

Honey Bee Stamps (sponsor)

Lawn Fawn (sponsor)

Newton’s Nook Designs (sponsor)

Paper Smooches (sponsor)

Pretty Pink Posh (sponsor)

Uniko (sponsor)

Your Next Stamp (sponsor)

Milka Gubo (Inlinkz)

Happy Stamping!


Fun Friday – Challenge #113 – Winner!

We have a winner and the Top Pick from Challenge #113 – How Does Your Garden Grow?

Thank you to everyone who played along. We enjoyed seeing your blooms and butterflies.

The random winner selected by is participant #14, AJ!

Congrats AJ, you have won a $15.00 YNS Store egift card. Please contact Karen via the contact us link at the bottom of the site to claim your prize.

The Top Pick from the challenge belongs to Karen Aicken. Karen’s card is full of stamps from the All Aboard Happiness set. What a great idea to take each stamp designed for the train and use them as focal points in each square!

Challenge #114 is going on right now and the theme is ‘School’s Out for Summer’. We are looking for summer or school themed creations. Show us your creativity!

Happy Stamping!


A Spring Scene from Samantha

Our May guest Samantha Olden has a spring card filled with flowers to share with everyone.

Here is more about the card from Samantha…
Yay, it’s a long weekend here in Canada. An extra day on the weekend is always a good excuse to find some crafty time. Today I am sharing a card that uses the versatile ‘Spring Window Die’ that Your Next Stamp just released.

I thought that the little flower die in the set is perfect to use with the alcohol pearl inks that I recently bought. I selected a rainbow of colours and simply created large splats of alcohol pearl on yupo paper. I then repeatedly die cut the flowers and leaves out of the splats until I had a collection of them to lay out on the card.

I kept the background quite clean to show off the white glitter window and of course the shimmery flowers. It is hard to capture the shimmer of the pearls, but hopefully the close up image gives you a sense of how shimmery and colourful the pearls make these cute flowers.

To finish off the card I added some gems and voila you have a sparkly shiny spring garden card.

YNS Supplies:

  Spring Window Die

Spread Your Wings


Happy Stamping!


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